AILEY: the life of a troubled genius

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  Filmmaker Jamila Wignot’s new documentary of modern dance auteur, the tortured genius Alvin Ailey makes for such hypnotic viewing. With a combination of  audio interviews with the man himself and some breathtaking archival footage of his early performances, she gives an intimate portrait of one of the greatest interpreters of the universality of the … Continue reading

Appropriate Behaviour

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For Shirin, a twenty-something-year-old angst ridden fashionable Brooklynite, life is mess. We don’t need to feel sorry for her, as she does that so well herself. She is reluctantly breaking up with Maxine her girlfriend and leaving the home they shared with little more than a strapon dildo. She is moving into a shabby squalid … Continue reading


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This coming-of-age story tells of two teenage girls, who are best friends, dealing with all the restrictions of growing up in Iran today.  The girls are exploring their emerging sexuality as they become part of Tehran’s underground party scene. When an older brother straight out of drug rehab becomes a religious zealot and even joins … Continue reading

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